Not now, not ever: Working with domestic violence

phys.org | 2/19/2019 | Staff
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A textbook designed to prepare students to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence has been published by a University of Queensland researcher.

Dr. Deborah Walsh from UQ's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work hopes her book, Working with Domestic Violence: Contexts and Framework for Practice will inform the management of domestic violence for emerging human services, counselling and allied health practitioners.

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"Practitioners who provide support to those experiencing violence and abuse in their relationships are at risk of causing further harm if they do not have the knowledge and skills required to manage a disclosure of violence," Dr. Walsh said.

"The impact of domestic violence is far-reaching, and leaving a domestic violence situation doesn't always end the violence.

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"In fact, it is frequently the point at which the violence escalates and is one of the greatest risk factors for homicide."

One in six women, and one in 16 men, have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner.

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In Australia in 2018, 69 women died as a result of male violence, and...
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